JPD: Man charged with burglary after kicking in ex-girlfriend's door

JPD: Man charged with burglary after kicking in ex-girlfriend's door

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man faces burglary and fleeing charges after police say he kicked in his ex-girlfriend's door, then tried to run away from officers.

Wednesday night officers responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 1800-block of Self Circle.

When police arrived, a woman pointed to the balcony and said, "There he is."

That's when the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Corey Brown, jumped off the balcony then jumped over a privacy fence, heading south toward Cedar Heights.

Several more police units arrived and set up a perimeter.

Officer Jeremy Smith was among those who responded to the call. When he arrived at Cedar Heights, he saw Brown running toward him.

Smith drew his Taser from its holster and ordered Brown to stop. Instead of stopping, Brown continued running.

Smith and Officer Bryan Bailey, who was behind Smith, both deployed their Tasers. Smith missed, but a prong from Bailey's taser struck Brown in the buttock, the report said.

The tasing did not seem to affect Brown, and he managed to get away.

Officers found him a short time later hiding behind a residence on State Street and arrested him without incidence. According to the incident report, he had a "strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person."

The woman told police Brown, who was her ex-boyfriend, came to her apartment and began banging on the door, demanding she let him in so he could go to bed.

When she did not open the door, she said Brown kicked it in then sat down on her couch.

She said Brown knocked her cell phone out of her hands when she tried to call the police. He then got into her face in an "intimidating manner," the report stated.

The woman then left the apartment and went to a neighbor's where she called 911.

On Thursday, Craighead County District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge Brown with residential burglary, a felony. He also charged Brown with fleeing, assault on a family or household member, interference with emergency communication, criminal mischief, and public intoxication.

Boling set Brown's bond at $25,000 cash or surety and ordered him to appear in circuit court on May 30.

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